There are several features on WHM that spot virus attacks and insecure web browsing and act against it. Some of these features are Security Advisor, Quick Security Scan, and ClamAV. These attributes of WHM make it a point to conduct a complete scan of your server for malicious break-ins and spot viruses or weaknesses in the system. Once a potential threat has been identified accurately, these features prompt you to take the necessary measures and resolve the security issue. This is an extremely important step as every user needs to be aware of their system security status.
By Security Advisor, this document talks about Security Advisor which can be found at Security and Virus Scans in WHM interface. This, in turn, is located at the path (WHM >> Home >> Security Center >> Security Advisor). This feature’s objective is to run a security scan on your server. At the end of the scan, all the potential threats are displayed. Along with the threats, suggested methods for resolving every issue is also mentioned.
Background Process Killer is another WHM feature which finds a place in the Security and Virus Scans in the WHM interface. The path (WHM >> Home >> System Health >> Background Process Killer) can be used to locate it. This feature is primarily used to end processes abruptly. It allows users to select specific processes that the operating system puts to an end when the upcp script calls the script for system maintenance (/scripts/maintenance). This occurs every night on a regular basis. Once the operating system has terminated a process, the user receives a notification via e-mail.
The feature for ClamAV Scanner also belongs to the Security and Virus Scans in WHM. As mentioned before, this features can be found at the path (WHM >> Home >> Plugins >> Configure ClamAV Scanner). In other words, this feature is essentially a toolkit for antivirus software. The primary job of the ClamAV Scanner is to search or scan the user’s server for programs that may cause harm to the system. It flags every file that contains a threat to the system’s safety.
This document aims to establish the differences between security scans and virus scans in cPanel by defining each feature that flags threats in your server. For more information regarding security issues in cPanel, users can look into PHP Security Concepts, Firewall Configuration for cPanel, and purchase of CloudLinux or KernelCare License.